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' Towt* .320 ■ -j'-'CVj ^•ix* Volume 8 — No. 51 GLENDIVE, MONTANA. THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1913 Eight Pages OUR AIM: TO TUBLISH A NEWSPAPER. LEGISLATIVE What the Senate and House Have Accomplished. ^ ^ ^ j W 1 J r . LEGISLATIVE RESUME Bills introduced, 333. Bills killed, 51. Bills passed and approved, 8. House Bills introduced, 223. Bills killed, 37. Measures enacted, 7. Senate Bills introduced 110. Bills killed, 14. Measures enacted, 1. MEASURES ENACTED S. B. 1, by Stout—The equal suf frage amendment. H. B. 4, 5 and 6, by Walkerand Stewart—Appropriation for legislative expense. IL B. 8, by Day-Relating to acknowledgments. H. B. 9, by Day—Prescribing form of acknowledgments by corporations. H. B. 10, by Day—Relating to va lidity of instruments affecting real property of record. H. B. 21, by Working—Prescribing ' term of county commissioners ap pointed to fill vacancies. S. J. R. 1, by Edwards—Authoriz ing railroad rate probe. H. J. R. 3, by Jewell -Authorizing Carey land and reclamation project probe. Helena, Feb. 1.—Committee hear ings, investigations and a mass of ac . i • _ cumulated committee work promise to occupy every minute that the two houses of the Thirteenth assembly is not in session during the coming week. The six days just ended have been ac tive ones in the assembly and have been marke' - * by definite and final action on some of the most important issues thus far presented. Up to and. including Thursday ev en ii>; the joint labor committee of house and senate will hold hearings every evening at the Commercial club .corns on the compensation measures now before the assembly. Thus far the committee has decided on no one of the four bills presented by Representatives Murphy and Cutts and Senators O'Shea and Minor. In view of this fact employers who wish to be heard are in a quandary since they have nothing definite on which to outline their objections. The four bills contemplate four different compensation and liability plans to all of which there are some objections from one source or anoth er. The two bills in the house contemplate compulsory compensation along two different lines and the two senate bills provide elective compen sation along entirely different lines. All the bills voluminous and if em ployers are required to state their ob jections to these four different plans it will require more time than the committee has at its disposal for con sideration of these measures. The railroad men have stated their objec tion to being included in the compen sation bills and the Montana Feder ation of Labor lobbyists are appar ently awaiting to Answer objections to house bill No. 1, their pet measure. The railroad rate hearings will be continued before the joint investigat ing committee this week. Develop ments during the past week at the hearings held have been satisfactory to those urging the probe. They have developed that Canadian rates to Du luth and Minnesota from points the »ame distance as Montana points are 75 per cent lower and that Dakota in b« matter of grain rateras to the twin cities has a far more advanta geous rate proportionate to the dis tance than Montana enjoys. The Carey Land and Irrigation proj ect probe is well under way. Wit nesses from the Flathead reservation and Lower Yellowstone projects have testified to extravagances on the part of the reclamation service. H. N. Savage, supervising engineer of the service testified to general work on various projects and is furnishing the committee with all of the data in his possession. The only Carpy lands that will be investigated will be the releases under the Teton Co-Operative project. Charges have been made that individuals were given opportun ity to file on the best tracts when the land was turned back to the govern ment by the state. The committee on mines and min ing will hold the final hearing on An nin's bill for submission of a consti tutional amendment relating to the manner of assessing minco on Tuesday hold oublie hearing on a biil for a P . . warning card system for electrical workers Monday the committee will hold a hearing on the bills introduced by Representatives Walker and Word, providing for the licensing -of hoist ing engineers. The house committee on labor will hold a final hearing on the bill propos ing a full crew law on Wednesday. On Friday the same committee will One of the big issues of the ses sion, consolidation of the state's edu cation institutions, met an ignominious death in the senate Thursday. The bill providing for this was killed af ter two hours of debate upon adoption of the majority report of the commit tee on education, the vote standing 18 for and 12 against. Advocates of the greater university will now endeavor to initiate the measure which provides for $1,000,000 to carry out the con solidation scheme. Senator Leighton has introduced a measure in the senate with reference to consolidation. It provides con solidation in name only, the institu tions to be under the supervision of the state board of education and the direct charge of a chancellor to b* stationed in Helena. The anti-lobbying bill which passed the house to the accompaniment of oratorical pyrotechnics by a vote of 41 to 38 on Tuesday was killed by the senate while friends of the measure were sleeping on their arms. An at tempt to reconsider the measure failed miserably. The labor lobbyists con tended that the measure was aimed di rectly at them and succeedéd in getting it laid away in the legislative sepul cher. The house gave the senate no oppor tunity to swing its ax on Blair's Sun day and 11 o'clock closing bill, for on Wednesday it was smothered by adop tion of an unfavorable report from the committee on townships and counties by a vote of 48 to 34. Friends of the bill made a valiant fight for it, but the belief that local option should set tie this phase of the liquor question was too much for them. Kirschwing's matrimonial tax bill providing a fee of $8 for marriage licenses got by the house nicely, but not so in the senate wh*»re the major ity took the view of Senator Donlan that it discouraged marriage and kil led it without further ado. The house apprehending that the senate had merely amended it to lower the fee from $3 to $1, concurred in the amend ment awakening to the realization that its action was premature. The assembly has gone on record as ratifing an amendment to the consti tution, providing for the direct elec ion of United States senators. The house on Friday advanced Crip pen's bill, providipg that cities may increase their indebtedness up to 10 per cent of their assessed valuation for the purchase of the electric light plants. The same day, the house killed a joint resolution, providing for an investigation of the sanitary condi tions at the state reformatory, believ ing that the probe should be conduct ed by the state board. A proposal for an investigation grew out of charg es that inmates afflicted with tubercu losis and loàthesome diseases are not segregated. The charges were ap parently made by discharged em ployes and those who opposed the ap pointment of the superintendent. The Senate took issue with au opin ion of the attorney-general, declaring that the general counties creation law is unconstitutional, and Wednesday passed the bills by Working and Sur vant, providing for the creation of Wibaux and Philips counties. The first of the labor measures on which the house has taken definite action is Norton's anti-coercion bill, which has been passed on third read ing. McNally's bill, providing an eight hour law for women employes, will shortly be placed on general or ders. The plumbers license bill providing that journeymen and master plumbers towns of moie tl an 3,000 inhabit ants must pass an examination and take out a license has passed the house Concurrence in Senator Larson s anti-discrimination bills was one ol the significant features of proceeding in the house. The bills penalize unfair competition and discrimination on the part of either seller or buyer and is precisely the same as the South Dakota law upon which the supreme court of the United States has passed. The house advanced to the third reading Pope's bill for a marriage reg ulation law, which places the ban on marriage by those afflicted with tuber culosis or loathsome diseases. Significant features of the senate's proceedings were advancement to third reading of Donlan's bill author izing the state board of equalization to decrease or increase the assessment in various counties, and Boardman s bills increasing the Governor's salary to $7,500 and providing for an executive mansion. The house during the week, killed Blair's Sunday and 11 o'clock closing bill after a lengthy debate. Resolutions of sorrow were adopted by the house on the death of the late Dave Bogart, and in the senate ex pressing sorrow over the late Senator Carter. A New Patent Office Building A bill has been introduced in Con gress at last to provide for a new Patent Office Building. The bill carries an appropriati jn of $4,000,000 and provides for a magnificent build ing. The Patent office is the only department in Washington that, pays its own way, as the fees it receives for examining and issuing patents more than pay all expenses, besides turning a surplus of from $75,000 to over $200,000 per year into the Treas ury of the United States. There is now a surplus in the Treasury of about $8,000,000 earned by the Patent Office, and it is out of this surplus that the proposed new build ing is to be erected, so that the in ventors of the country are really pay ing for the building. Senators and Congressmen are receiving letters in large numbers from inventors among their constituents, urging a speedy passage of the bill, as it is a pressing necessity as the present building is badly crowded for lack of room. The Missouri Girl The Missouri Girl, which will be the offering at tne Glendive Opera House, on Sunday February 9, has been on the road continuously for fif teen years and for the past six years two companies have been presenting this ever popular play. It has been seen in every state and territory in the Union, with possibly two excep tions, and last year one company toured Canada, where the play met with the same remarkable receptions that has characterized its tours of the United States. The popularity of the play is not limited to any par ticular section. Wherever it goes it is the same story, crowded houses and delighted audiences. Other plays that have been before the public deteriorate and frequently man <IS agers foist inferior companies on the public with low-salaried actors in the principal roles. Fred Raymond has al ways kept his companies up to stan dard and that is probably the reason for his remarkable success with this sterling comedy. Year after year the companies visit the various cities fortunate enough to be on their routes and invariably the companies are equal to those of previous years and from time to time improvements are being made that strengthen the organization. This season the vaudeville portion of the show has received Mr. Ray mond's careful attention, and the coun try "birthday party'' offers an opp r tunity for specialities that has been taken advantage of. Five first-class vaudeville numbers add great strength to the performance. Successful Sunday Journalism For years the success of the Sun day Magazine of The Record-Herald, has incited other papers to try to du plicate or rival it, but nothing else of the kind can compare for a moment with this remarkable supplement. It was the pioneer in its particular field and it seems to have gotten a start that leaves all younger rivals out of the running. The Sunday Magazine of The Rec ord Herald is a real magazine, full of stories and articles by the best living writers illustrated by eminent artists superbly printed and carrying on its cover each week a masterpiece of color work. Both in beauty of its pictures and in the entertaining qual ity of its contents it comparss favor COUNTY DIVISIONS CREATE INTEREST Senate and House in Doubt as to tbe Program. Helena, Feb. 3.—County division ! was an issue in the house for a brief j period this afternoon, when committee on new counties and divisions was in structed to report in senate bill No. 47, providing for the creation of Wi baux, and Phillips counties on or be fore Friday. While the contest to in struct the committee did not accentuate the issue sufficiently to show the divi sion of sentiment, it at least showed that the question of legislative form ation of counties is one on which all parties in the house are divided. Neither progjessives, democrats, or republicans are voting as a unit on this proposition, althongh it appears ably with the best of the independent wee lies or even monthlies. During the last year its readers have been en joying a special treat in a remarkable series of prize stories secured through an offer of $1,000 in cash prizes This unique contest attracted the best living writers and some of them continue to write for the Sunday Magazine of The Record-Herald. Some of the best stories of Conan Doyle, Jack London, Wallace Irwin, mis ranter Butler, Cyrus Townsend Brady and -cores of other writers of highclass fic tion will be found in its columns. At the same time Sewell Ford's inim itable Shorty McCabe and Torchy stories continue to be frequent fea tures. You will also find one of the best novels of the day running serially in its columns at the present moment. A sample copy of this excellent magazine will be sent free on re quest by The Record-Herald, 163 West Washington street, Chicago. It is an easy way to get some good reading. New Terminal Is Largest In All The World New York, Feb. 3.—The Grand Central Terminal property of the New York Central and New York. New Haven & Hartford railroads, one of the most beautiful railroad terminals in the world, was formally opened to the public at midnight Saturday night. The main attraction for the crowds that swarmed over the building was the main concourse, a room large enough to comfortably contain the city hall of New York city. Here shortly after midnight the first express train was dispatched and the terminal was declared open to traffic. The Grand Central terminal covers an area of 79 acres, tripling the ex tent of the old buildings occupying the site at Forty-second street and Lexington avenue. . Leading to the station are 42 tracks on the upper or express level and 25 tracks on the lower or suburban level. One thousand and fifty-three cars can be accomodated. The facilities are so arranged that passengers are entirely away from the noise and bus tle of the trains until the time arrives when they enter the platform from the concourses. Underneath ^he terminal building and the cluster of structures around it are 79 acres of track. Daily 800 trains will pass in and out of the station noiselessly and without smoke nuisance. The entire cost of the station hot#*l, scheduled for comple tion next January, will be $180,000, 000 . Bill of Sale blanks on hand at the Monitor office. that the majority of the democrats are opposing it. It developed during today's discus sion that members of the new counties committee had Friday drawn a reso lution advising not to consider any new county schemes in view of the decision of the attorney-general de claring special legislative action on new counties unconstitutional in the face of the general law, introduced by Senator Leighton last session. The resolution was withheld on the plea of advocates of new county schemes, who renewed the fight along different lines today. Panama Canal Toll . The speech in the Senate by such an able statsman as Elihu Root, Sen ator from New York in favor of sub mitting the question of tolls through the Panama Canal to the Internation al 1 «»— - — — .—.-J ---- good deal of comment. This speech however was eloquently answered by Senator O'Oorman also of New York who ridiculed the idea that the Canal we have built with our own efforts should in any wise be subjected to foreign control. 99 per cent of the AmeHcan people fully agree with Sen ator O'Gorman that the Canal hav ing been built by our labor and capital is our property in fee simple, and we will have the right to let whatever ships we wish pass through free, and to tax others as we will, provided that all foreign vessels are treated alike. The Inauguration The committee in charge of the in auguration is having a serious time determining what sort of social event is to follow the inaugural ceremonies. Heretofore the custom has been to hold an inaugural ball the evening follow ing the inauguration. The Demo cratic simplicity of Gov. Wilson has led him to oppose this feature and it is probable that a huge reception to be held in the capitol dome will be sub stituted. This will be somewhat of a disappointment to the ladies who visit Washington, as the inaugural ball is looked upon by them as the cfîmax of the inaugural ceremonies. More Money Investigation The committee on banking and cur rency which is investigating the so called money trust has very clearly established the fact that John D. Rockefeller and Pierpont Morgan are actually controlling the finances of this country. William Rockefeller who is one of the active managers of the Standard Oil Company is resorting to all sorts of tricks and subterfuges to avoid giving his testimony before this committee. w e has eluded the deputy marshals and when finally caught pulled out a doctor's certificate, cer tifying that he was unable physically to endure the ordeal of an examina tion. The Committee also sent a physician to examine Rockefeller and he reports that Rockefeller is quite able to go through an examination for a couple of hours, so he will brought before the committee. be Visiting cards of all sizes neatly printed at the Monitor Office. 'Phone 120.